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Album release for Hotel Victoria in Amsterdam

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On Saturday February 6th at 14hrs, Carel Kraayenhof & Juan Pablo Dobal will officially present their new album ‘Hotel Victoria’. The CD will them be available on shops and on iTunes. You are also always welcome to order the CD via our web shop (with or without the musicians’ autograph)

For more information please visit: www.noorderkerkconcerten.nl

Newsletter 25 aug.

Dear friends and colleagues,
After a great summer where we followed a beginners yoga course with Johan Noorloos at the ‘de Nieuwe Yogaschool’ in Amsterdam and then enjoyed a few sailing days in Friesland (NL) we are back home in the Beemster.
We hope that you are also looking forward to the new theater season.

‘Lavinia & Carel Live in Concert’
This is the title from the new CD that will be presented on the 10th of October at the Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven. On the 7th and 9th of September at 20:00 hrs we will record live at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht. Do you want to be part of the enthusiastic audience, and support Carel and Lavinia during the recording sessions?
Sign up (https://tivolivredenburg.us8.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=c35bfa2b2d287cd762af2cd54&id=1ae2dadb27) and receive free tickets to a very special evening.

Carel solo
foto: Emil de Jong

Specially for this CD we have asked the talented writer Abdelkader Benali to write a story in the CD booklet. What the story will be, we don’t know yet, but he will let himself be inspired by Carel and Lavinia’s music. On the CD there will be pieces from Piazzolla, Albeniz, Morricone and Kraayenhof, among others.

The theater show ‘Liberación’ in Haarlem and Heerlen
On the 4th of September the Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble will give a concert at ‘Het Kruispunt’ in Vooschoten. The ensemble will play songs from the theater show ‘Liberación’.
Unfortunately the theater show ‘Liberación’, with it’s unique uneven floor, video wall and beautiful light decor designed by Uri Rapaport, will only be performed twice this season. For these shows you can reserve your tickets by clicking on the following links:
19 November Munttheater Weert (https://www.munttheater.nl/cgi-bin/munt.cgi?menu=550&mnd=15211&spdt=28564)
28 November Philharmonie Haarlem (https://www.theater-haarlem.nl/programma/4184/Liberaci_n/Carel_Kraayenhof_Ensemble/)

We wish you a great end of the summer. Maybe we will meet up soon in one of our next concerts. In mid September you will receive, together with our newsletter, a link to download a special composition by Carel (including music sheet for piano).

Carel & Wouter Hamel
On Thursday 27th of August we will finally be able to see on TV to whom Carel and Wouter play a romantic song to during ‘Linda’s Zomerweek’ (RTL 4 – NL). Last summer Carel and Wouter have recorded this song, and now you can download it via iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/nl/album/une-belle-histoire-feat.-carel/id1032729419?i=1032730084) for only €1,29.

Own webshop and Spotify
Often we are asked where people can buy our CDs. For the ones who have not visited our website lately, we have our own webshop (https://www.carelkraayenhof.nl/winkel/) . Here you can order CDs, with an option to ask for a autographed one. Most CDs can also be downloaded via the webshop (https://www.carelkraayenhof.nl/winkel/) .
Carel can also easily be found on Spotify! You can just add him to your playlist.

Warm regards,
Carel and Thirza

Carel Kraayenhof and Lavinia Meijer

On the 7th and 9th of September the duo ‘Lavinia Meijer & Carel Kraayenhof’ will record their first CD at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht (NL). This CD will be brought out by Sony Music in mid October.
This CD will be recorded live and as of the 24th of August the audience may request free tickets for this special evening.
The next regular concert from the duo will be on September 12th in Dordrecht – Energiehuis/Machine 3 – starting at 8:00 pm.

Lavinia Meijer

News letter Carel Kraayenhof June, 23

Dear friends and colleagues,
The summer 2015 has started last Sunday the 21st of June and the clouds dripped thick raindrops. Together with Juan Pablo we drove on that day to a concert in Elkrade. Once we arrived at this beautiful South-Limburg small town we were blessed with sunrays through the clouds guiding us toward our German neighbors. It was a gorgeous Sunday afternoon with a DUO concert, at the former pig’s stable, as part of the ‘Muziekdagen Eys’. After this afternoon we realized how diverse and fascinating our concerts are. In the month of May Carel was twice at Ahoy Rotterdam with the Rotterdam’s Philharmonic Orchestra in the beautiful and successful production Julia! Next to it he the Artist in Residence during the perfectly organized Rabbobank Jazz festival in Amersfoort, where one of the concerts was a concert with the Sexteto Canyengue at the Lieve Vrouwkerkhof. Just a few days later, the Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble played a couple of numbers at the Dam Palace in Amsterdam where our Curaçaoan friend Millicent Smeets-Muskus received a special decoration (the zilveren anjer) from the hands of Prices Beatrix. King Willem-Alexander was also present during the event.

TV and new CD
In the meantime, the future is calling for attention.
Carel will record an episode of the TV show ‘Linda’s summer week’ (Dutch channel RTL 4, airs on the 28th August) where he performs a song together with singer Wouter Hamel. Following that, Carel and Juan Pablo will record their new album ‘Hotel Victoria’ on June 28 and 29 at Splendor in Amsterdam.

CKE met Dudi & Kyra
Summer break
This year we have decided to take our summer break between 9 and 28 of July. Our office will be close during this period.

Open-air concerts CKE – August
Don’t miss this chance!
In early August the Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble will perform a few open-air concerts in different locations in The Netherlands. In Noordwijk at the beach; in Alkmaar at the Canadaplein; and in Amsterdam at the Vondelpark. For more information please visit our website.

Liberación
For everyone who was not yet able to catch one of the Liberación theater shows, there are a few chances left. On November 19th we will perform at the Munttheater in Weert (NL) and on November 28th at the Philharmonie in Haarlem. During the next season the Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble will also perform the repertoire from the CD Liberación (available at our web shop) in a concert version: ‘Liberación In Concert’. These are concerts without the special scenography, light design and the beautiful video images. For more information and concert date please visit our website.

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Musicians Information
Did you know that in our website you can find more information about most of our musicians and crew? Look for the biographies and click on the button ‘Insider’s view’. You can also find this for Thirza, Juli and Rimmert on our contact page. We would like to know what do you think about this new information.

We wish you a great summer. For the ones going on vacation, we wish you a great trip and a safe return home. In the name of our musicians and our team we thank you for your support on the first half of 2015. We are always glad to hear back from you. Please feel free to reach us on Facebook or on Twitter.

Warm regards,
Carel and Thirza

Cd recording Liberacion started! Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble

BqU0zJYIEAAH8y2We have started to record Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble’s new CD, Liberación. The Kerkzaal (“church room”) at Beauforthuis in Austerlitz has been transformed into a studio and will be our home for the next three days. With Studio Engineer Hans Bedeker is in charge of the sound table and our Sound Engineer Rimmert van Lummel working hard at the moment, our CD release in October is looking certain!